Limits of Control - Single

by You Barbarians

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Limits of Control is the debut single for You Barbarians, and precedes the Helioshiva EP.

It was self-recorded in a series of halls, rooms and project studios between Wellington and New York.


released April 18, 2014

Written by Dave W Currie

Mixed by Dave W Currie and TKO

Mastered by TKO at STL Audio Wellington, NZ

Dave W Currie - Vocals, Basses, Ukulele, Recording
Rhys Telford - Drums
Igor Ian Ignjic - Guitars, Additional Guitar Recording
Brian James Wanders - Guitar Recording
Jess Aaltonen - Backing Vocals
Eva Prowse - Backing Vocals
Danica Prowse - Cover Design



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You Barbarians is a hard rock project based in Wellington, New Zealand

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Track Name: Limits of Control
I got sick of overthinking
I lost my faith and that's a good thing
I know we're coming to the end of the road
I never saw it as a white lie
When it was coming from a rich white guy
You know you're selling down the river your own
I know you're reaching the limits of your control
Twist on a pin when you get stuck in a lie
They'll let you blame your memory or colour of tie
When smile and wave gets vile and caves
A middle-money-manager playing a role
This is corruption, the rich have had nothing sold
Eyes on everything you do
Sell us out
Spot you at the next bailout
You vote the suit you get the sleaze
The banks choked us in '08 then we gave them the keys
I know where every other cent's gonna go
Blind trust in you
Empty shopfronts of a dying city
The sick and poor out in the street
The pockmarked parks and the blackened seas
Are you really thinking through your legacy?